Elliott Daingerfield Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
1859 Harpers Ferry, USA – 1-16-1932 Gainsborough, USABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Elliott Daingerfield was born in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, the son of a captain in the Confederate Army and brought up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He went to New York to study art when he was twenty-one.
His first exhibit was at the National Academy of Design in 1880. In 1884 Elliott Daingerfield met George Inness and his works and those of Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Kenyon Cox inspired his style. Daingerfield was also influenced by the European Symbolism whose work he encountered during his time studying in Europe in 1897. In the late 1890s, he achieved recognition for paintings of Symbolist religious subjects. In 1902, he was elected to the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full member four years later.
Elliott Daingerfield wrote many of articles on art, including the essay "Nature versus Art" published in 1911. He wrote a biography of George Inness in 1911, and a biography of Ralph Albert Blakelock in 1914. Daingerfield traveled out west in 1911 and 1913, making seven paintings of the Grand Canyon.
He married twice. His first wife, Roberta Strange French, died during childbirth. His second wife, Anna Grainger, bore two daughters.
Art Movement: Symbolism.
Artists Influencing Elliott Daingerfield: George Inness, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Kenyon Cox.
He Traveled To France.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.